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cd-roms here, which one do you like the most? the one that i like the most identity theft. so let me start with what ernie happens to like the most. these 6 cd-roms created just for you in "the money tools" kit. he says he likes the identify theft. what is this one? this one's very simple. how many of you are afraid that maybe your identity is going to be stolen? if you're afraid of that, you should be, because this is a problem that is increasing all the time. one cd-rom, put it in, will give you one year of identity theft protection. now, this will give you many things, but it will help you in case you lose your wallet, it will help you get all those credit cards sorted for you, it gives you $50,000 of protection if you do get your identity stolen so many things on this one cd-rom, i cannot even tell you. (ernie) what's your favorite one? (suze) i have to tell you, i have 2 favorites and i'm going to get them out here. (ernie) what they give you is peace of mind. once you do this, to know that you're secure is such a wonderful gift.
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my 2 favorite cd-roms are these number 1, the will and trust kit and the must-have documents. it is in this one here where my own trust lawyer now becomes your trust lawyer. you're going to be able to in the luxury of your home, create all of the documents that you need today to protect your tomorrows. every single one of you should have a will a living revocable trust, a durable power of attorney for healthcare, and an advanced directive. now you be honest with me and you stand in your truth. do you have those 4 must-have documents, signed, sealed and delivered right here and right now as i am looking into this camera? ah! i didn't think so. alright, would it give you comfort to know because you go, what lawyer where do i go, i don't have the money. my lawyer is now going to be your lawyer. all you have to do is answer the questions on this cd-rom up will come the documents that you need in your particular situation. it is good in all 50 states, mac and pc, no matter what, it's good,
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and internet access is required. so here's what's so fabulous about this. once you have done this, now, anytime you make a change you go back, go back to the cd- rom that lives on your computer so if you go from being single to married, make a change, it's not going to cost you anything. go from single with no kids to single with one kid-- not going to cost you anything. now you have grandchildren, now you have great grandchildren every time you make a change, it's not going to cost you a penny. so if you went to see janet for just the 4 must-have documents, it would cost you at least $2500. now, here's what you can do. i understand very well that there are people out there that maybe can't afford this. maybe you have an uncle 86 years of age, or a grandpa or even your mama and you want to protect them as well. here's how you're going to do it. just step up to say thank-you thank-you public television for giving us great, great entertainment, ethical entertainment, entertainment that has integrity, and here's what you
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do. you can take this cd-rom once you've downloaded it into your computer, you now can send this as a gift to your uncle, your aunt, your mother your father. so it's $2500, $2500, $2500 $2500, you can save the whole world. you can be part of creating this new american dream by making sure others are protected. so this is my very favorite one of all, ernie. i want to find out what your 2nd favorite is. (suze) you got it! right now i need all of you to go to the phone, make that call of support, we want to hear from you we want to help insure your future, right now, joan has a few other things she wants to share with us. thank-you, well today suze's asking you to stand in your truth, to look within yourself and be honest about your relationships with those you love and your relationship with your money. and i'd like to encourage you to take this moment to stand in your truth and your relationship with pbs, that is really what you have with this station. it is a relationship. and when you turn to public television, you expect quality, variety integrity,
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favorite one. i like them all all 6, so picking a favorite is like a favorite child. i will forever believe you have favorite children out there, but anyway, we won't go there right now. next cd-rom that i actually love is the fico kit you will get 3 fico scores from transunion, along with 3 credit reports from them. you're also going to be able to find how to get out of debt. there's a debt eliminator; it literally goes in on this one cd-rom here, i'm looking for it right now. while you're looking for it i'll say, don't waste a moment; get to the phones right now make that call of support. if it's important to you to have a strong financial future, if it's important to you to have a public television station that is strong and vibrant in the future, make that call right now-- we need to hear from you. yes, but you know what? as much as we need to hear from you, you need to hear and get these things that we're offering you right now because these are the keys, these are the tools that literally unlock your financial future. again, for $75, yes, you can get the show.
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for $150 you can get the dvd and what i'm considering my best work ever, "the money class" book. but for $250, you can get the dvd, you can get "the money class" book and this "money tools" set that was created only for public television and it is in these 6 cd-roms. these are not just cd-roms that you're listening to information. these are programs; they interact with you. (ernie) they take you on a journey, you explore your financial future. (suze) no, they don't just explore your things, they do your future for you, so if you need to create a will a trust or whatever, it does that for you. it evaluates actually your insurance policies that you already have. how many of you have insurance on your home? is it possible that you're overpaying on your insurance premium because your insurance agent didn't happen to call you to say, oh, the value of your home decreased, so you should lower your premium. this cd-rom will save you on your insurance premiums that you are currently paying. next, you have the fico kit with 3 fico scores from transunion and
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3 credit reports. are you kidding me, people? then you have the identity theft cd-rom everything is there that you want to make sure that your identity is okay, the dna lifeline, and the list goes on and on. so these 6 cd-roms have artificial intelligence in some of them, you answer questions, up comes what you need. these are worth thousands of dollars, and again many of them you can download on your computer and then pass them on so the gift goes on and on and on. make sure that you make that call of support. don't let the time run out don't be sitting there after we go away and say i should have. no more "should haves." do what you can and do it now. right now, we're going to go over to joan. it is time to make a contribution to support this station right now. and choose a thank-you gift to get even more out of "the money class"." with your gift of $75, you'll receive a dvd of this program suze orman's "money class," with the great bonus footage that is fun but also has even more information in it than what you saw in this broadcast. now with a $150 gift, we'll thank you with the dvd and "the money class"
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book and that book has advice and information that applies to people of all ages and situations from starting your child's college savings plan to how much you should spend on a new home to managing your finances in retirement. at the $250 contribution level, you'll receive "the money class" collection featuring the 6 cd "money tools" set. the cds will protect the people you love, the money you worked so hard for, and the things you acquire with that money. the legal documents, credit report and other resources are virtually invaluable and can be shared with everyone you love. along with the 6 cd set, you will receive "the money class" dvd and the book. choose the amount that's right for you and then give us a call or go online and make your contribution right now. suze, what i love about all this too is it's not just for me, it's not just for the person who receives them as a gift. it does really change the life of your family. the truth of the matter is, and you know this, is money affects every
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single person that you come in contact with. if you have a family, whatever it may be if you're in a relationship. when one of you isn't doing well with money nobody is doing well with money. and the key to money today is for you to take a "money class," for you to learn what you need to know. i say this all the time you might not want to know this information, but you really need to know it. you work 40, 60, 80 hours a week if you're lucky enough to have a job right now. don't let one moment pass, don't let one dollar go to waste. don't let your time be wasted in worrying about something, when all you have to do is go back to "the money class" and learn what you need to know. there are so many things in "the money class" book that say do this, don't do that don't do that, do this. and these are all new things everybody. this is not things that i said to do 4 years ago, 6 years ago 10 years ago; these things are for today's economy,
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today's time so that you can take control over your life. it's all about taking control over your life, whether you are 20, whether you are 40, whether you are 80, this book covers the entire gambit. so these thank-you gifts here, no matter who you are, ernie, are great, and that's what's happening right on public television. public television is great; public television is great because it is priceless. in the same way i think these gifts are priceless to you, i mean, what would you pay to protect your family? what would you pay to make sure that you knew your investments were correct? what would you pay to make sure that your identify and everything was just the way that it should be? those are priceless gifts that we're offering you. but we're offering it from something that is even more priceless, and that's public television. how do you put a value on programming that touches the heart, how do you put a value on programming that enhances your family? how do you put a value on something who's sole
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intention is to entertain you in a way that has integrity, clarity, and honesty behind it? that's what public television is all about, which is why i am always so proud to be part of public television. do you know, i made my debut on public television in 1998, and i have never, ever looked back. i'm proud to stand here today as much as i was when i stood here back in 1998, and i want to be able to stand here years from now. but the way that that happens is through your support. so we want to support you, we're asking you to support us and do you know what i love about this collection here? the truth of the matter is, if you were to go out and buy this anywhere else if you could you would actually pay far more for it, and that is the truth. so suze wanted to bring you a gift that was worth every penny of it. because public television is worth every moment of your time that you watch, and i wanted to make sure that the gift that we were
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sending to you for your support, was worth every single penny that you were sending to us, so this is the most equal exchange that we've ever offered before in the history of a suze show. well, it's interesting, when you say it's "priceless," people lose sight of the fact that it costs a lot of money for public television to be there for them. it's easy to turn on your tv and have it there, but it costs a lot of money, it takes a lot of viewers, just like you; the time that you take to put into it to make sure, ensure that it's there for your community. so right now we ask that you do do that, that you join us in this mission of bringing public television into everyone's homes and keeping it strong and vibrant a place where shows like this have a home where the information is there for people. yeah, and again, this is information that is so vital so seriously vital, i cannot even stand it. so joan, why don't you tell everybody about how vital it is. i would tell you that it is amazing, and it is vital. we have been on quite a journey with suze today. we're talking about tough subjects and the way it has such a profound impact on this country.
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she has challenged us to dig deep and be honest with ourselves about our finances, and then stand in that truth as you move forward and make decisions that will affect your future. it's tough stuff. we've laughed, we've cried, and most importantly, we have found hope and inspiration that things can get better. it's a great example of what you find on public television-- motivation, inspiration, empowerment. the program is almost over, so if you have been waiting to call with your support please don't wait any longer. take advantage of this opportunity to invest in something that you find so valuable in your life. if you'd like to continue your own journey through suze's "money class," consider getting one of the thank-you gifts. again, at the $75 level, you'll receive a dvd of "suze orman's money class" with that great bonus footage; with a $150 gift you will get the dvd and "the money class" book, which is filled with insight and information for you to put to good use and at the $250 level you receive the dvd, the book and the "money tools" 6
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cd set. so choose the amount that's right for you and then please give us a call or go online and make your contribution right now. thank-you. we are thrilled to have this opportunity to offer all of this information to you not only from the show itself that you've been enjoying but also from all these fabulous thank-you gifts. the only reason we're here is because viewers like you have been here for us in the past. and we hope that you watching right now have taken the time to make that call of support, not just for us, but as suze has been saying, for yourself. you know, on some level, i've grown up on public television. you know, the very first show was in 1998 and here i am and i'm going to be 60 in a few months. so if you think about it, over those years, i'm no different than all of you. i grew up here, and i grew up here appreciating everything. and so as i stand here in front of you as we're about to end right now, we number one want to say thank-you, thank-you for allowing us to continue to bring programming like this to you, but however, i hope you thank
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yourself and you don't miss out on this most extraordinary, and it is, the most extraordinary thank-you gift we have ever offered before. it is worth far more than you have any idea but it is the way for you to create your new american dream. at the $250 level of course, you get the dvd you get "the money class" book, and you get the 6 cd-rom set called, "the money tool kit," created just for you here on pbs. this is worth thousands and thousands of dollars of documents, all kinds of forms, can you trust me on this one? this is something you should all do. now remember, just to quickly remind you at the $75 pledge level, we can say thank-you with a dvd of the show you have totally been enjoying. go up to the $150 level and we can say thank-you with both the book and the dvd a wonderful combination, so much information, plus the book unlocks so much more on the website. it's more than what you see in front of you. and then if you can go up to the $250 level, we say thank-you with the whole collection.
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it's all there for you, the amazing dvd, the wonderful book, and the fabulous cd-roms. they are just a wonderful value. yeah, they're a wonderful value, but they truthfully are your key to unlock the door to your future so that you can, in fact, learn to create your new american dream. we thank you here from public television, thank you for taking "the money class" with us and just know this-- forever and a day you will be precious to us, so from our hearts to yours we thank you. and we thank you. thanks ernie. ♪ ♪
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>> appraiser: so, two girls, and you've brought one of the ugliest muskets i've ever seen at the antiques roadshow. why have you brought it? >> woman #1: well, we kind of ransacked our mum's house and we were looking for the oldest most interesting item that she had, and we found this. >> woman #2: girls like guns too, especially big ones. >> appraiser: it's a napoleonic musket. so we're looking at late 17, early 1800s. might have been fired at waterloo. if i think about it, it might have been fired at our troops at waterloo. it was originally a flint lock.
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now, that means this hammer is a replacement. it had a little piece of flint in it, a frisson here. flint would hit the frisson, spark would make it work. very slow to load. very clumsy. everything goes down from this end. it's then rammed down from this end. put that back. >> woman #2: i wondered what that was for. >> appraiser: that's the ram rod. if you don't put it back the gun won't be able to load and you've got a very clumsy club. now, bear in mind, you're doing that in all this wind, so all your powder blows away. they then converted it to this which is a percussion system. you put a little cap on there. works much better, much faster. that's converted from that. they weren't pretty to start with, napoleonic muskets.
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but this one has had a lovely addition. it's authentic and original from there...to there...to there... to there. then it stops, because this bit doesn't belong to that bit. at some stage in its life it's been broken, and they put this piece of wood on it. so, you've got interesting... not interesting at all. but that's what it is. value? not a huge amount. more interest than worth. i would think, to hang that on the wall, about 150 quid. >> woman #1: ok. >> appraiser: that's what it is. thanks for bringing it. >> woman #1: no, you're welcome, thank you. >> appraiser: jolly good. >> appraiser: this is a very very pretty painting indeed. and not only is it pretty, it's really well painted. so, in that sense, i suppose it's a surprise to see that she seems rather a humble sitter. you know, she looks rather more
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downstairs than upstairs. >> man: yeah, she was actually a lady's maid to lady maud hoare, and her name is dorothy lucas. and she's actually my wife's grandmother. and she was born in 1900. the story goes -- and we don't know if this is true or not -- is that in the first world war dorothy was the lady's maid to lady maud hoare, who was married to samuel hoare. >> appraiser: of the banking fame, is that right? >> man: i assume so, yes. yes. >> appraiser: i think so. >> man: and when a lady friend of lady hoare came 'round to paint one day, she saw dorothy was impressed by her beauty, and asked to paint her as well. hence, the painting of the lady's maid. >> appraiser: i see. well, that makes perfect sense because ordinarily a lady's maid would not have been able to afford the fees of such a portrait, it seems to me. and you say it's a lady portraitist? >> man: that's the story that has come down through the family.
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but we can't find a signature, and we've got no idea if that's true or not. >> appraiser: i must say that's rather thrown me because i had a sort of contender if it'd have been a male painter. 'cuz obviously it's not signed and a sketch like that why would you sign it? it was done on impulse presumably...what a pretty girl, i must paint her. lady hoare says, oh, we'll do her, that's fine, why not? the name i was going to throw, incidentally, was harrington mann, whose a lovely edwardian portraitist, and worked a lot on the east coast, as well in suffolk and norfolk. and it's somewhat in his style. but if i'd aimed higher, i might have thought sir john lavery. i mean, it is that good. its color, apart from anything else, this wonderful dark background, and this beautiful splash of red echoed in her lips. and she's only 18 you're saying? >> man: yes. >> appraiser: she's an absolute poppit. and the speed at which its painted is very much to its benefit, because if it had been really, really careful it wouldn't have that instant
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charm, reaches out to us over quite a few generations to make it as immediate now as it must have been then. now, this might reward some work, because we've got a name we've got lady hoare. now, a painting of lady hoare by a major society portraitist should be trackable. we should be able to find it. and it just means a little bit of book work, a bit of library work, and then we've got a name for the painter of your grandmother it seems to me. if it were lavery, it's a very valuable painting. and if it's harrington mann, it's not far behind. lavery, perhaps 4k to 6,000 pounds if its him. >> man: really? >> appraiser: yes. and if it's harrington mann, it's not far behind. >> man: crikey. well, its academic because this would never leave the family anyway. >> appraiser: of course not. thanks ever so -- as she might have said. >> man: thank you very much.
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oh, happiness. $550 for that? all right, they're unique. unique? it's just horrible to me. we have to take a vote here. i'm sorry. $180, yes, $190, yes, and $200. did i double? all in the profit, i can't believe it. whoo! market warriors was made possible by contributions to your pbs station from: rnia. the second largest city in the greater los angeles area. its port is the country's second busiest also after los angeles. hi, i'm mark walberg, host of antiques roadshow
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and market warriors, inviting you to spend the next hour in my neck of the woods, southern california. the queen mary once the world's grandest ocean liner has been docked in long beach since 1967, after making its last voyage to this port its final resting place. this floating landmark is one of the city's two most popular destinations for visitors looking to travel back in time. the other is right here-- the long beach flea market. rain or shine, every third sunday of the month, 800 dealers set up shop at what is widely considered one of the top ten flea markets in the country. though it exists somewhat in the shadow of the larger and more famous rose bowl flea market to its north many dealers and customers prefer this market even at one third the size. this market is uncharted waters for all four of our market warriors.
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as they sail into port they know this competition is going to be anything but a breeze. soon they'll be hitting the ground running hunting for antiques among some of the savviest dealers in the business. their first challenge is the target assignment which will be made by an appraiser at quinn's auction galleries in falls church, virginia, where all of today's items will be sold. for the target item this week, we'd like you to find asian smalls. the types of things to look for today are going to be chinese items that are jade, porcelain or wood carvings. i would look for items that have exquisite quality and ideally would be before 1930. the types of things to avoid are going to be the later reproductions, anything with damage. quality's going to trump all. in the market today, i'd recommend looking for chinese. chinese is outperforming all other markets at this point in time. we look forward to what you're going to bring to auction, and good luck. asian smalls? that's his stuff. that's your area. yeah, yeah. we're going to give you a run for your money. first you've got to see it. i know, the pressure's on. walberg: time will be kept by this wizard clock here at the
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flea market. pickers have one hour to find their target item, starting now. asian smalls things come to mind like vases, jugs, tea sets. as i'm walking around the flea market, i'm scanning for something chinese. i'm looking for something probably carved stone, a nice piece of jade or even a piece of porcelain. send something to auction that is genuinely chinese, that is not too esoteric and those are actually the items that bring more money than the unusual when it comes to chinese. the problem with small decorative asian objects kevin is an expert. this is his collection. this is a lot of what he sells year round. so he does know asian quite well. walberg: kevin is more than just an expert. when it comes to antiques, he's one of the top sellers on ebay, grossing three quarters of a million dollars a year on asian items alone. his opponents know that, and it's putting
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more pressure on them than any other target round so far. i'm seeing everything but asian items. do i speak chinese? no, do you have anything chinese? anything chinese? yes. i think she's chinese. but she's not old, is she? i'm not real sure. walberg: when it comes to selling items at auction, quality trumps everything. an older item is likely to do better than one with less age but an object made to look old when it really isn't will keep serious buyers away. dealer: it's carved out of wood. yeah. it looks like there's just been a little bit of touch-up work around the eyes. oh, maybe. $20. $20. that's a great price. this appears to be an old piece, but the touch-up work just detracts. it's like a neon sign: "look, i've been fixed up." and then you start to doubt whether it's really old. and if you look at it, you can see that. the eyes pop out at you. talk to me about the jugs.
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they used to keep them in the house. and they'd take the bottle to sake shop, and... and they'd fill it up. yeah. so it has the name of the family you know numbers and area. mm-hmm. how old are they? these are probably late 1800s or even older. you think so? yeah. really? i mean, nobody use it anymore after the war. hmm. yeah, that's the same one. it's a bigger size. twice as big. i was just looking at some japanese stuff more new. but we'll find chinese here. got to use my instincts, though. i don't have kevin's knowledge. walberg: john isn't suggesting this dealer is intentionally misrepresenting the age of these sake vessels, just expressing his anxiety that even dealers have a difficult time distinguishing reproductions from genuine antiques. especially since repros made in asia have flooded this very hot market with the sole purpose of misleading would-be buyers. it's a concern that's compounded by the fact that there seem to be very few asian items here of any kind.
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is this asian? no. asian smalls. let's keep looking. i see a lot of new stuff a lot of repro. a lot of import. ideally, what i'm hoping i can find is a beautiful piece of jade that's going for next to nothing. that's my ideal piece. but right now i thought the market would be oversaturated with asian and i'm not seeing much at all. so it's been a big surprise. this is a cigarette case with mixed metal, brass. i like this. it has the pagoda in the front. and mt. fuji. it's got the japanese theme. and look-- it's got the cool dragon in the back. it's a neat little piece. can you tell me about this little cigarette case? cigarette case? $60. i think what i really like about the cigarette case is that it's unusual. you can use it for a lot of different purposes. you can put your business cards in it.
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you can put your money in it make it a wallet and i really like the patina on the case. i don't know. that's the best i've seen so far, is the cigarette case. he said $60. if i got it for maybe $25. beep-beep, beep-beep. john: hey, hey, hey, hey, hey. (scooter beeping) kevin: come on, follow my lead. john: yeah, yeah. you go so fast you miss some of these things. kevin: follow my lead. john: all right, here we go. (scooter beeping) walberg: as much as john is making it seem as if he's trying to stay ahead of kevin he's actually working hard to stay with him. almost like a pilot fish hanging on to a shark, expecting to feed on his leftovers. it's a smart strategy, considering how little john knows about asian antiques. john: excuse me. come on, i'll show you how to do this. (laughing) we really don't have to get too far ahead of bruno. he wouldn't know an asian item if it cracked him in the side of the head. so let's just keep going.
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looking for age, looking for something. excuse me, guys. what can you tell me about this? that's an older chinese piece. any idea from when? somebody told us like, 1880s. walberg: did you catch how the dealer didn't date this piece in the first person? it's his way of making it clear he's unsure about its true age. john: what's he asking for that? dealer: $45. but that's without the stand. yeah, yeah. walberg: notice how kevin is methodically checking each piece on his own without consulting the dealer. having heard how he dated the piece john just looked at... kevin: too late. walberg: ...kevin decides he's better off making a determination about age on his own. it's a strategy that hasn't gone unnoticed by his tag-along opponent. we're shopping together now? yeah, actually we are right now. looking for asian. john: well, it's out of my comfort zone. this is your area. i mean, we all know that. yeah. they're all from the same... we don't know what they are.
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so here's a booth filled with asian items. but unfortunately, they're newer asian items. and that's what's happened. asian items are so hot right now, especially chinese, people tend to try and sell a lot of the newer stuff. if we're going to send it to auction we've got to look for something that's got a little more power to it, something with a little more age and a little more quality. i have to find something. i'm going to have to hustle here, guys. this is the hustling woman. yes, can i see that necklace right there? oh, that's a pin. oh, okay. that's even better. and this is jade is that right? green jade. and is this... this is chinese? chinese. chinese. and it's... how old would you say this is? it appears victorian. dealer: 1930s. 1930s? okay. how much is this by the way? $80. $80. can i see this here? oh, thank you. that's nice of you. this appears to be newer. is that correct? no, it's not.
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how old is this one? it's almost same as the other one. oh, really? walberg: that means it's also circa 1930s, according to this dealer. and how much is that? $300. that's $300. yeah. and it's because of the gold. yes. okay. miller: can i see the chinese spoons? are they marked? dealer: they are marked. miller: is that a dragon or a monkey? i think it's a dragon on it. miller: okay. dealer: the set is $100. miller: i like the demitasse spoons. i think they're exceptional. i like the detail on these. but the problem is that people don't need little utensils like that anymore. what you see selling with sterling are the bigger pieces, because in this economy people are melting down little pieces. and unfortunately we don't live in a world where people drink coffee in demitasse cups anymore. new? it is an older one. some bring here the new one. kevin: this is a beautiful water coupe. it's used for holding water that would be mixed with ink to paint a painting or do some calligraphy.
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and this is a beautiful, simple form. and that's what the chinese buyers will be more enticed to buy. how much are you asking? dealer: this, $150. it's a qing. late qing. maybe even 20th century. republic, maybe? walberg: this is classic kevin bruneau. he gently tries to move this dealer away from incorrectly dating this piece, not just because he's a purist but as a way of telling the dealer he'll need to lighten up on his price without directly challenging his integrity. kevin has given up hope of finding the type of antique he had set his sights on so he's doing the next best thing-- choosing a newer piece with a compelling design. what would be your best price on the water coupe? best, best price? what about $80? how about 50 bucks? what about $80? $50? best price. (laughing) i'm trying right? 50 bucks? $80 is the best price.
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$80's the best? yes. you can't even give me a little bit? how about $60 cash? $60 cash. cash money? is it beautiful cash? yeah, beautiful cash the green cash just like the jar. you want to do this? i'll do 60 bucks on it. i like it. it's got enough age, and it's a good looking piece. he said it was a qing dynasty. i believe it is more like republic period. probably right around 1950s, right around there. the mid-20th century. walberg: with the game clock ticking, bene's inability to find an authentic asian antique has prompted her to adopt a new strategy. i have a question. do you have anything world war ii, maybe, with japanese influence? not with japanese, no. bene: no? a lot of your items are from earlier, or later? mostly world war ii. world war ii okay. it's very collectible. i was hoping to get a twofer because i know military does well at quinn's, and the target category was asian smalls. walberg: bene's new strategy is clever, but has a potential flaw. she's right about quinn and military items
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but any that date back to world war ii or later will be a gamble since the market is flooded with them. hey, let me try you again. would you have anything japanese, world war ii? i do, actually; it's the crate right here. it has japanese writing on there. so you're selling this? yeah. not with the knife, huh? no, no, not with the knife. but i'll throw in the knife. you'll throw in the knife? if you want to take it. oh, let's throw in... how much is it? i'm asking $50. $50? yes. really? yeah. i'll do $35 if you want to take it. that is a good deal, but it doesn't appear old. let me think about that. no problem. nothing else is japanese, huh? oh, wait, yeah. i think i have something here, look. what makes this japanese? well, i mean as you can see japan surrendered here. yeah, okay. i wonder if i will have a hard time getting them to believe that this is asian. right now i have 25 minutes. i have to find something that fits the category. but now i'm trying to go for my twofer again, and try to get military and asian. and anything military japanese qualifies for the category.
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so i'm thinking if you put all this in that trunk i'll give you $30. no. come on. that's a great deal. no, i can't. how much were you asking for this? i need at least 15 bucks. $15? yeah, i'll do $15 on it. oh, i can't do $15. i'll give you ten bucks. all right, i'll do ten. okay. what i think was this actually is a hawaiian piece that a soldier, a military person, turned into this piece. i think this might be a one-of-a-kind folk art piece. he has actual old photographs-- you can tell these are old-- pasted onto it. and it has the navy seal and it has "1945" here. it just appears to be... it appears to be the real deal. walberg: bene is the second picker after kevin to find her target item. here with nobody else. time to chill. miller: this little rooster.
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tell me about this cool piece. i like it a lot. dealer: it's from a rickshaw in mandalay, burma. that would be on either side of the driver's seat. there'd be a chicken on either side kind of watching the road in front of you. is it protection? it's protection and guidance. oh, i need that. interesting. probably the only one in the usa. 75 bucks. would you take 55? no. would you take $60? i couldn't do that. it doesn't work on one item. i know, but i... i can only do one. that's my challenge. it's a challenge. (both laughing) okay, so we can't work? we can't work with me anymore? just $60 and that's it? 70 bucks that's it. darn. i'm sorry. i hate the difference over ten dollars. wow. bob, she has to resell. she has to resell these. well, all right, 60 bucks. oh! i'll do... if it's cash. it's cash. cash, okay. no other way. $20, $40, $60.
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let's see here. oh, you think i'm printing funny money? you'll remember me. oh, i will. this will give me protection. thank you, my friend. all right, bye-bye. bye. walberg: john is in the same unreliable boat where we last left him. he'd fare even worse on the queen mary since few if any of its original antiques are likely to be asian. getting a little discouraged but i'm not about to give up. but i do want to go back and check on something just to make... put my mind at rest. walberg: talk about being desperate. john is going back to look at the sake jugs he dismissed earlier in the round as being too new. hi, again. you're back. well, i'm thinking thinking. i'm thinking, thinking. talk to me about this, though. it's a roof tile. a gargoyle. usually have a scary face right on top of roof to scare evil spirit. i think it's got a great look to it. i love the face. i love the fact that it can be hung on a wall if it's a protector.
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talk to me about this, the roof tile. age and... it's got to be around 100 years old. i mean, it's... yeah that kind of time frame. it was fixed a little bit, yeah. well, i can see it was cracked. it fell off the roof. you know, little guardian, house guardian. little temple guardians. yeah, house guardian, yeah. but yeah i'll do $45 on that. it's got some nice age to it. it looks like it's a protector warrior. yeah, he's one of the warriors. so he's a warrior god. exactly. look at the sword. he's got that great angry face, which i love. what can we really do on him? considering he is damaged. he's cracked, and he's got a big chip there. okay, i'll do $35, how's that? how about $30? can you do $30? oh, i know i know, i know. i'm being mean and cruel and nasty. i'm an ugly american, but... $30. it's a good piece. down the middle, $32.50. how about $33? $33, all right, $33. fair, huh, that's fair. walberg: now the pickers will assess each other's items to determine if each of them
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fulfill the target assignment, asian smalls. the pickers can reject any item for whatever reason they choose. wrong or right, majority rules. well, i think the last one should go first. okay, works for me. let's see what bruno has. why not? feeling the doubts already. oh, no, i've got to take my sunglasses off. we have a roof tile, a god for the house. it's a protector. it is japanese. the fellow who sold it to me said sometime in the 1800s. i think this may be an early 20th century. looks like it was broken and then glued back together. it was put back together. and i figure, all right, they're unique you don't see a lot of them. unique? kevin: it's just horrible to me. it's not that you didn't meet the challenge. it's just that it's, in my opinion, an ornamental horrific looking thing. is it asian? yes, it is. bene: you met the category we all agree on that. is it a small? yes. have i met the category? you have. thumbs up. that's all i need to know. goodbye.
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bene, i'm excited to see what you got. show me something decent. this shows the japanese surrendering right here. american flag. and the bombing, pearl harbor. is this asian? it is japanese. i think it's more tourist. i'm going to have to say unfortunately, this was probably made in an island somewhere. a hawaiian island, probably, right. which is asian. no. that's polynesian american. it does have a picture of the japanese surrendering on it-- correct, it does. but that is not made in japan or made by the chinese or made by anybody... john: you can't take a picture of a japanese or an asian individual and slap it on something and say it's asian. no, i know that. the category is asian smalls. it did not say made in japan did not say made in china. this is a japanese piece with the picture of japan surrendering. i think this qualifies as a small, it qualifies as japanese which is asian. we have to take a vote here. and i'm pushing back on this one. i say thumbs down.
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i'm sorry. sorry. i don't like it as asian. money, money, money. miller: woo-woo! kevin: ladies first. thank you. i like getting cash out here in cali. you didn't run out did you? here you go. okay, i'm going to go. what i have here is a chinese water coupe with a beautiful apple green glaze. used to hold water. they would mix water with their powdered ink. it's a classic form. are you sure? i mean, like i don't see any markings. bene: i don't think it's chinese. as there shouldn't be. this is not a period qing dynasty piece. it is a later piece. and a lot of times they don't have markings on the bottom. i guarantee you it's chinese. i would have thought you'd have brought something very impressive that would be off the charts. asian's your specialty and this is just kind of... this is actually a really good thing. that's probably worth two to three hundred dollars. right in that range. that's what i think it's worth. john: so let's vote on it, boys and girls. what do you think? i think it's a thumbs up. well, i learned something today. that was a haphazard one right there. you don't want to give me a thumbs up? you don't believe it's chinese? it doesn't matter whether i like it or not. it'll meet the qualifications.
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all right, miller. you'd better have brought something pretty cool to the table. let me see what you brought. i have a burmese rickshaw rooster. it's burmese, huh? you're 100% sure? he brought it over himself. i think that burmese items are illegally traded in the united states, because we have sanctions against them. you cannot bring true burmese artifacts into this country. if it is burmese it can't be auctioned. hey, look, did i meet the challenge? walberg: as it pertains to this piece kevin and john are incorrect. the import ban began in 2003. and since dealer prem bob mussen told miller he bought this carved rooster in burma and brought it to the u.s. at least ten years prior to the ban it's legal for miller to sell it at auction in the united states. but i think the auction house should determine whether they should sell it or not. i have so much trouble with that, but i'll shut up and go with it. but i think it could be quite a valuable piece. could be. it is a nice piece. i mean, it's really nicely done, and miller, you really bought a nice piece.
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thumbs up. she gets a thumbs up. thumbs up. let's see what happens. walberg: you've seen the loheide clock. now let's hear more about it. what i've brought to you today is a 1908 wizard clock. this clock was really quite special, because it was a trade stimulator. these were used in bars, cafes but primarily in cigar stores. so if you were going to buy a cigar you would come in, you'd put in a nickel, and it would always guarantee you one token. so you would either get guaranteed one cigar but you could win an extra cigar or an extra two cigars. it gonged every time you put a coin in it to let the owner of the store know if he was giving away cigars. if there's one token you got your cigar. if it was two, he needed to come down and tend to you and give you your extra cigar. this is really a rare clock. you don't see these much. so i'd like to get $2,000 for it. walberg: was bene's hawaiian plaque a good buy? even though this world war ii commemorative only cost her ten dollars, did she
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make any profit on it? or is it the first "no sale" at a market warriors auction? we're going to fast-forward our game clock ahead of the rest of the flea market buying and bonus rounds to watch this piece go up for sale at quinn's auction galleries in falls church, virginia. let's see what happens. we're going to get ready to sell these next couple of items here. lot number 67 is the wood pearl harbor souvenir with the photos. start me, please ten dollars. ten dollars at the back. now $15 and $20 and $25. $20 straight back now. i need $25. $25 there, now $30. $25 there... asking $40... $40. asking $45. looking for $45. sold for $40 in back, buyer 119. walberg: bene quadrupled her purchase price making a $30 profit. let's rewind our way back to long beach, california where dealer jim schafer is about to demonstrate a vintage game machine as a setup to the bonus round question he'll ask pickers once they shop 'til they stop. john: what have we got here?
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this is a 1929 mills baseball machine. it was about that period of time when gambling started to become illegal in many states. so the manufacturers started building in gimmicks into the machines so that they could be used in illegal states. how does this work? can you demonstrate it? absolutely. this particular one, they built in a baseball field. as you played the machine, the reels would line up, bringing up the symbols. every time that a combination would come up, you could turn the knobs and advance your runners around the bases as well as keep your score. and then you could get a pack of mints out of them as well. in many cases, the operators would actually put wood blocks in the mint wrappers. so it was just bogus to get you to play the game. the whole thing was just farce. just to make money. everybody knew not to take the mints. they just literally played the machine to gamble. okay, jim, what's the challenge? well, you're going to finish doing your shopping, then you're going to come back here, and we're going to give you one bonus question which will be your opportunity to win. so get shopping. walberg: not until i explain the rules. shop 'til you stop is about to begin.
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it's an untimed round in which the pickers can buy one or two items but no more than that. once they're done, they can return to jim's booth and answer the bonus question on a first-come, first-served basis until one of them gets the right answer. okay, let's go. let's do it. i'm looking for basically anything that is more in a traditional line that will make money. i have no idea what this is. is this a knife box? this is a wedding box. really? yeah, this is beautiful. i've never seen that. it looks like a knife box, doesn't it? yeah, this is porcelain on the top. and how old do you think this is? oh, i'd say maybe 1910. 1910. you notice this little damage. that's from the age. i'd take $120. but this is beautiful. is there any way you can tell me where you got it? i got it from a woman, she came here in the '40s.
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she had all the beautiful asian antiques. okay. so it came from her. this is called a wedding box. wedding box, right. walberg: you just witnessed the flea market equivalent of the telephone game. there's no reason to believe dealer cynthia watson is telling bene anything other than what the original owner told her-- that this is an antique asian wedding box. the problem is, according to two asian experts we consulted it isn't true. that means bene is about to negotiate for an item worth considerably more or less than the early 20th century asian wedding box she thinks she's buying. potential bidders at quinn's are not likely to be any more informed, since most auction houses don't vet items being sold at an uncatalogued auction. cynthia: i'd let it go for $100. bene: $100? i think it's a great piece. oh, it is. would you do like, $90 cash? i can't because i have come down $40. you have come down $40 and that's great. $95, cash?
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um... okay. thank you very much. thank you. bene: i saw this etching and it looked like it had been reframed, but when you look deeper it is actually pretty old. could you talk to me about this piece? i can't, really. it's my dad's booth, actually. bene: it showed the first fourth of july. you can't beat it for americana. you broke it you bought it, lady. bene: okay. hi, how are you? how are you? i'm bene. i'm kevin. hi, kevin. how are you? i have a question. did you frame this, or... yes, i did. i found it in santa barbara just like it is. but it's an original from the 1800s. got a little bit of acidic burn here. it's got some foxing in the sky. now, this plaque here, was it on the original frame? that was on the original frame. okay, because that would have been on the outside, right?
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exactly. yeah. and so it's "the day we celebrate," the first fourth of july. okay, and they have the two types of flags here. yeah, this is, like, the 13-star flag. and this is later, from the period when it was done, which is the 1880s. there's some african americans here. i was just going to mention that. i mean, i noticed quite a few. it is very rare to have that in the picture. so i know you want to take that home with you. only for the right price. we can talk. it's late in the day. okay. the flags go with it. oh, great. i was going to buy it just for these flags. but i know you want $300. i can do... what can you do? um, i would let you have it for $200. that's a steal. that's a st... i was thinking closer to $100. oh, my. i know; is that breaking your heart? yes. okay, how about your flags back? okay. okay? well, thank you anyway.
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$100? but no, i can't do $100. $150? (groans) i'll do $150 for you. thank you very much. i appreciate it. hi. hey, bene. walberg: as the first picker who shopped 'til she stopped bene is first up at bat. okay, what's the bonus question? okay, the bonus question is, since we're talking baseball today at auction, a baseball card sold for the highest price. what player was featured on the card? okay, that is a great question. i wish i knew the answer. okay, can you give me a hint? his initials? last name begin with o? nope, not o. walberg: sorry, bene, but this isn't that game where you get to buy a vowel. g? there's only 25 more letters. is it garth? i don't know what it is. i'm so excited! this lamp is super cool, but it's not going to work in traditional virginia. but i'd buy it in a seco

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